Greece: Submarine electricity interconnection between Crete and Peloponnese completed

, SEE Energy News

Submarine interconnection between the island of Crete and mainland Greece (the Peloponnese peninsula) has been completed, while its commercial operation is expected to start in a few months, Greek electricity transmission system operator ADMIE announced.

The laying of 132 kilometers long submarine cable for this, 125 million euros worth project, has been performed by Italian company Prysmian. This is a part of a broader project to link Crete with the nation’s capital Athens, which should cost up to 350 million euros.

The submarine interconnection will enable the transmission of electricity from the mainland to Crete, high-voltage loads of 150kV, for the first time. Crete’s large-scale grid interconnection with Athens, scheduled for completion in 2023, will secure exclusive supply to the island from the mainland, ensuring quality electricity supply for the island’s residents and visitors.